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  • Here lies the problem with ItsJustSomeRandomGuy's channel
  • One minor issue with the channel is having one person do the voices for all the characters
  • The skill on display is amazing, but there comes a point where the characters sound similar to one another
  • If Robot Chicken and other animated shows have left you yearning for better writing and sharper wit, I highly recommend Michael Agrusso's channel of ItsJustSomeRandomGuy


    • by Mackenzie Lambert

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      Comedy sketches using action figures is not a new concept. I remember in the early 1990’s, Jon Stewart (later the host of The Daily Show) made a short using Barbie dolls to parody the survival film, Alive. Probably the most well known example of this comedy style would be Robot Chicken of the Cartoon Network. With classic segments like “Real World: Metropolis” and “Hulk Hogan’s Heroes,” the show mocked pop culture using toys. However, there is a YouTube comedian who also uses action figures for comedic purposes. However, he has the wit that is often lacking in Robot Chicken.

      Michael Agrusso, aka ItsJustSomeRandomGuy, is a professional voice actor as well as voice


      acting teacher. Along with Brinna Li, aka ItsJustSomeRandomGal, they provide voice overs for different sketches using various action figures. The versatility of both Agrusso and Li is impressive and show a passion for their craft.

      Agrusso first attracted attention for his “I’m A Marvel…and I’m a DC” shorts that spoofed the popular Mac/PC commercials. These often came out when summer blockbuster films for characters from both companies were coming out. Seeing Deadpool paired with Rorschach from Watchmen or Iron Man with Jonah Hex made for some clever sketches.

      Zero Hour was an episodic series featuring multiple comic characters involving schemes by Lex Luthor and The Joker. An unlikely alliance formed between the DC and Marvel heroes. There were a few seasons and each episode is around 10 minutes. You’ll be able to breeze through them pretty quickly.

      One of his last videos was the first in a series of basic voice acting lessons. For the opening episode, Agrusso offered instructions in performing an impression of Sir Ian McKellan. Its only meant to be a starter video and encourages the viewer to meet with a vocal coach or take lessons. I would hope to see more videos on learning how to impersonate celebrities.

      The one video I really want to bring to your attention is the parody trailer for the Justice League movie modeled after the trailer ...


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      for the Avengers. It nails the characters and really exemplifies what makes Agrusso’s comedy work so well. It also shows that he’s not afraid to feature a character that moderate comic fans won’t recognize. How many people would know what Starro the Conqueror is without looking it up?

      Here lies the problem with ItsJustSomeRandomGuy’s channel: there has been no new content uploaded since November. Its a shame since the channel has endless possibilities and a nearly bottomless well of material to draw from. Sketches like Zero Hour, Rorschach & Deadpool, Goblin Bloggin’, and others formed a strong basis of entertainment that overshadowed the likes of Robot Chicken.

      One minor issue with the channel

      is having one person do the voices for all the characters. The skill on display is amazing, but there comes a point where the characters sound similar to one another. Still, the quality of the writing and mix of characters make for clever work by Agrusso and Li. But, having another voice actor or two may have benefited the show and lightened the load for Agrusso.

      ItsJustSomeRandomGuy is one of the better comic-oriented channels to be found on YouTube. Comic Con and the PGA have used his talents for advertising. If Robot Chicken and other animated shows have left you yearning for better writing and sharper wit, I highly recommend Michael Agrusso’s channel of ItsJustSomeRandomGuy.




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